2020 Grey Panthers


Tracks Dance Studio, Harbour View Plaza, Darwin City

Throughout year, 2020
Classes are currently at a COVID-19 maximum

Over 60's Dance Troupe and Classes

Tracks believes in dance as a whole of life activity. The Grey Panthers dancing troupe for the over 60's is a prime example of this.
The longest continually running seniors community dance group in Australia. This group of seniors aged 60 and above will participate in a weekly class on Friday mornings (as they have for the past 30 years). As regular performers on the Darwin and surrounding region’s calendar the group will present a mixture of repertoire and new works at various charitable and senior specific events.

Join the Grey Panthers

Classes are held in both Darwin and Coomalie regions. All you need to do, is be over 60 years young. Darwin classes are held each Friday morning at the Tracks Studio.

In 2018 the Grey Panthers spread to the Coomalie Region with an additional weekly class being taught in Bachelor on Tuesdays led by Darryl Butler - Grey Panther, Tracks performer, and alumnus of our Tracks choreographic program. Contact us.

Program Leaders

Darwin: David McMicken, Kelly Beneforti and Jess Devereux
Coomalie: Darryl Butler, and Ellen Hankin (Assistant)

Grey Panthers 2020

Darwin: Antonietta Vanzella, Barbara Chung, Barbara Pollock, Cherrian Eecan, Darryl Butler, Di Koser, Diane Lucas, Ellen Hankin, Francisca Kleinebeck, Jacqui Murray, Jan Hastings, Janet Farnell, Janine Sutter, Jenni Sanderson, Jo Parish, Judy McKerr, Julie Pudney, Lillian Mann, Marg Lee, Marge Duminski, Maria Vlastuin, Maxine Atkinson, Nikki Charlesworth-Canning, Noelene Trinne, Pamela Sims, Patricia O'Neill, Penny McIntyre, Renate Huble, Robert McDonough, Roslyn Henry, Sara Bagley, Susan Pattiselanno, Toni Vine-Bromley, Trish Greenfield, and Val Hristova.

Coomalie: Nanette Gillies, Susan Mornane, Jan Powick, Prue King, Maureen Roberts, Renate Hubel, Gail Flack, Pat Simmonds, Ellen Hankin, Denise Grecian-Wright, and Annette Haitana

Performance Calendar

Due to the COVID 19 restrictions, the Grey Panthers' normal performance opportunities have diminished. But you can't keep them completely out of the spotlight.

August 7th - COTA Coomalie Seniors  Month Lunch, Litchfield Tourist Park
Chair exercises for everyone who wants to join in
Close to You -for anyone who wants to learn and perform
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Who Can Remember Sweet November - Enya

August 23 Palmerston and Rural Seniors Closing Ceremony
Humpty Doo Village Green
Close To You
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Friday On My Mind

November 14th - NAIDOC Week celebrations Coomalie
Close To You
Who Can Remember Sweet November - Enya

December 3rd - Coomalie Grey Panthers Christmas Lunch
Pushbike Song

Company Partners

Tracks Inc is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; and is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.

Tracks 2020

Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
Company Director: Adelaide Wood
Administrator: Jessica Mellor / Jo Shearn
Production Manager: Duane Preston
Dance Animateurs: Kelly Beneforti and Jess Devereux
Bookkeeper: It Figures

Committee Members: Venaska Cheliah (Chairperson), Andrea Wicking (Vice-Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), David Taylor, Michael Grant, Ken Conway, Max Dewa Stretton, Rachael Wallis. David McMicken, Tim Newth, Adelaide Wood (Ex-Officio Members)

Public Fund Trustees: Maari Gray, Will Crawford and Lachlan Peattie

Patron: Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory




Darwin Classes

Feb 7 - Dec 11
Friday's 9.30 - 11am
Tracks Dance Studio, Darwin
All classes are a $5 Donation
Contact Tracks to join in 2020

*Please note, classes are currently at a COVID-19 maximum

Coomalie Classes

Feb 4 - Dec 8
Tuesday's 10.30pm - 12pm
Litchfield Motel, Batchelor
All classes are a $5 Donation
Contact Tracks for more info.

*Please note, classes are currently at a COVID-19 maximum

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